Funeral and burial of Neda Agha Sultan

Opposition figure Soona Samsami, the executive director of the Women’s Freedom Forum, who was relaying information about the protests inside homeland to international media outlets, told the foreign press that Agha-Soltan’s immediate family were threatened by authorities if they permitted a gathering to mourn her. Samsami stated, “They were threatened that if people wanted to gather there the family would be charged and punished.”